Ann Finch October 14, 1931 – May 6, 2017

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Anna Lou (Mayo) “Ann” Finch was born October 14, 1931, in Gordon, Palo Pinto County, Texas, to Hettie Louiza (Reasoner) and Chester Mayo. She died on May 6, 2017, in Stephenville, Texas, at age 85.

She was the first of seven children. Ann graduated from Gordon High School in 1949 and then married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Kennedy Finch in 1949. After living a year in Dallas, they bought a home in Duncanville where she lived for over 64 years. Her husband Bruce died in 1985. Bruce and Ann had one daughter, Ouida Ann, who died November 23, 2011. Ann was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Duncanville since 1950. She enjoyed the choir and dominos and all the fellowship that comes with being part of a church family.

She was a member of Prime Timers, The Book Review Club, ABWA, and was initiated into the Eastern Star on June 22, 1954, Duncanville Chapter 1014. As a member she was Worthy Matron in 1959-1960 and then Treasurer for 32 years, 1980-2012. She was President of Past Matrons & Past Patrons Association of District One, Section Five, in 1974-75. Ann also participated in the Grand Chapter: 1978-79 as Deputy Grand Matron, 1993-1995 as Grand Representative of Texas to Puerto Rico, as well as several Grand Chapter committees. She received her 50 year pen in 2004.

Ann retired from AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service) after a lengthy career.

Ann is survived by her sisters, Mary Sue Mayo Utley and husband Bob of Oklahoma City, Wanda Carol Mayo Thornton and husband Troye of Gordon, and Pamela Mayo McQueary and husband Eddie of Strawn; sister-in-law, Mary Sue Mayo of Desoto; brother-in-law, DeLayne Scarbrough of Hockley; special cousins Jean Nevels Pitman and her daughter Debbie Johnson; special nieces and nephews, Rudene Elkins of Gordon, Texas, Nadja Schultea of Gordon, Bruce Utley of Marietta, Georgia, David Utley of Montrose Colorado, Tina Thornton, of Mineral Wells, Texas, Pam Mayo of Gordon; and special care givers, Nina Gonzales and Glenda French; as well as very special friend and neighbor Charles Wickersham of Duncanville, Texas. She is also survived by her extended family, the Gerald Peterson’s of Huckabay, Texas; many great great-nieces and nephews; and many Duncanville friendships that go back 67 plus years.

Ann is predeceased by her parents as well as by sisters, Lucy Mayo McGraw, Mozelle Mayo Terry, Edna Mayo Agee, Janie Mayo Scarbrough; a brother, Chester Hugh Mayo; and one nephew, Nickey Lee Thornton.

Memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to:
First Baptist Church
323 W. Wheatland Road
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Blue Flat Cemetery Association
% Debbie Pitman Johnson
1765 CR 327
Gorman, Texas 76454
or a charity of your choice.

Correspondence with Ann’s family can be mailed to:
Ann Finch
P.O. Box 38
Strawn, Texas 76475